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Top officers, including the Superintendent of Police, Assistant Superintendent of Police and OIC of the Intelligence Unit of the Special Task Force have reportedly been transferred with effect from Monday on the direction of the IGP, informed sources said.

The unit was tasked to crackdown the underworld gangsters on the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa sometime back. During that period the unit was able to crackdown the activities of some prominent underworld figures and many of them had to flee the country.

Several months ago, the STF was taken under the direct purview of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, in order to intensify the actions against the underworld. But after the Buttala incident, where a clash erupted between the Army and the STF personnel, the IGP had again taken over the STF.
Prominent underworld leaders such as Fargi, Olcotte and Ayub Khan were killed during the period when the STF intelligence unit was carrying out its crackdown, police reports stated.

However in the recent past the powers of this unit had been curtailed due to pressure from some politicians, sources said.

It is also learnt that some of the senior officers of this unit were summoned by the CID under the influence of a Colombo based politician and found fault about interrogating some leading underworld figures.

However, source said there was no reason given for the transfer of these officers.

At the same time the Police chief made several more transfers within the STF with immediate effect.

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  • Miracle of Asia Saturday, 23 April 2011 03:46 AM

    Miracle of Asia

    Above the Crowd Sunday, 24 April 2011 08:48 AM

    Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yeman , Bharain...... Our people will hit the road only if the poonac prices go up. D I G do what you like We are cowards.

    Southern boy Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:57 PM

    Are the underworld becoming powerful again ?

    Kumarage Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:15 PM

    "4th most influential"???--- he couldn't even make it to the final list!!!!

    Kumarage Saturday, 23 April 2011 08:13 PM

    "SIR"???

    wicks Saturday, 23 April 2011 11:02 AM

    A "Miracle of Asia". God save it.

    asoka abeywardena Saturday, 23 April 2011 09:32 AM

    Government eradicating only the Underworld who is with the opposition...spare its supporters... Underworld Leaders like Karate Dhammika is still free after killing seven rival gang on a Vesak Day morning, some time back...

    Eddy Saturday, 23 April 2011 06:22 AM

    This is nothing new,we live happily hereafter,the corruption continues unabated and all politikas continue to suck blood from the gulible citizens of SL , vote & applaud them when they dish out sweet lies!!

    Ralph Anthony Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:58 AM

    is these transfers taking place, due to the exemplary work carried out by the STF in binging to book the underground world gang operating at the Fish Market and the Grandpass incident.

    It shows how corrupt those in power are.

    siri abeygoonaratne Saturday, 23 April 2011 06:11 AM

    kelaniya marfia need by gv

    Kuriosity Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:48 AM

    when the IGP is not straight this is what happens, the people who do their jobs right get transfered.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:28 AM

    Well, nobody can go above the King of Kelaniya who is supposed to be the Godfather of all underworld criminals. Even the "4th most influential person in the world" cannot lift a finger to stop these activities.

    jjk Saturday, 23 April 2011 05:30 AM

    if they dont do the they supposed to then sack them then the others will learn or have they been transfered to UNDER WORLD they are the rulers of the country

    wimal puta Friday, 22 April 2011 09:52 PM

    suba anagatayak

    Janaka Saturday, 23 April 2011 03:32 AM

    Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, what's going on sir?

    meranchi Saturday, 23 April 2011 03:17 AM

    some political figure do not want clear the underworld actively because there the one who .....i

    nipuna seneviratne Saturday, 23 April 2011 03:01 AM

    First you have to stop IGP and the minister who is in this article.
    NS

    Sri Lankan! Saturday, 23 April 2011 02:32 AM

    Do good, get punished!

    Guru Saturday, 23 April 2011 02:17 AM

    The entire Govt of SL is corrupted,

    apsara Saturday, 23 April 2011 01:51 AM

    STF eke Police lookata bara deela Defense secretary paththakata une Ai?

    Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 23 April 2011 01:47 AM

    Transfers never clean the police. Bring to book.SSP Jayawardena good officer, several times brought to book.

    kenny_fdo Saturday, 23 April 2011 01:22 AM

    Must have tried to barkup the 'wrong' tree. if you know what i mean.

    adrian Saturday, 23 April 2011 01:13 AM

    How can one do a honest job when the criminals have the politicians in their pockets? An IGP is supposed to do the right thing and if he is in anyway pressured to do otherwise, he should resign and make a public statement.. Stating a Colombo based politician does not help - there are some good ones and many bad ones so naming and shaming should be the way forward so as to ensure that people of this country knows who harbors criminals and are able to send the home at the next election ! That's a right of the citizens so do what is right Mr. IGP

    deman Friday, 22 April 2011 11:05 PM

    well done

    mayu Friday, 22 April 2011 10:49 PM

    One of the most impressive indicators of this country to measure the level of law and order and the political interference prevail.

    citizen1 Friday, 22 April 2011 10:42 PM

    What a shambles!!


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